Meet Our Team

james russo dds James P. Russo D.D.S.James Russo grew up in Hayward, California. He graduated from San Francisco State University and attended Howard University School of Dentistry where he received his D.D.S. degree in 1982.  He began practicing dentistry in San Leandro in 1982 following the retirement of his uncle, Sebastian (Red) Russo D.D.S. who had been a dentist in San Leandro since 1960.  James is an active member in the Southern Alameda County Dental Society, California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.  In his spare time James enjoys golfing, flying model airplanes and playing racquetball.  He and his wife Pamela have been married for 37 years and have two wonderful daughters Alexis and Jamie.

Elizabeth Vigo, Office Manager and Personal Care Coordinator….Elizabeth is the face behind the polite and friendly voice you hear over the phone.  She began working with Dr. Russo as his dental assistant in 1982 and now oversees the office management.  Elizabeth is very much committed to providing the best possible experience for patients from the moment they walk in the door.  Her goal is to make each visit smooth and stress-free.  We are very fortunate to have Elizabeth’s expertise in insurance management and customer service as we care for our patients.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grandson, friends, walking her dog and gourmet cooking.

  Lani B. Karney RDH..Lani is a Registered Dental Hygienist and the newest member of our team. She grew up in Tracy where she was inspired as a patient to pursue a career in dental hygiene. She is a graduate of Chabot College’s Dental Hygiene program receiving highest honors.  After graduation, she started her career in Orange County Southern California.  She is thrilled to be back in the Bay Area near to her large family.  Lani feels fortunate to have found Dr. Russo’s established family-oriented practice and to work in her parents hometown.  Valuing patient care, she strives to make hygiene visits a positive experience.      Lani enjoys hiking, exploring, movies, and cross stitching. She live in Pleasanton and spends most of her time with her husband and newborn daughter, Shelby.

Alondra Rogers, RDH…

Alondra grew up in San Francisco, and has lived in the East Bay for the past 10 years. She received a degree in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga and worked as an accountant. Looking for something different, she decided to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene. Alondra graduated from the Chabot Dental Hygiene Program where she was  upheld to the highest standards. She feels fortunate to be part of Dr. Russo’s team, where patient care always come first. Alondra enjoys traveling and being active with her husband and two daughters.



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